General Practitioners (GPs) have a vital role in the management of patients with heart failure. This interactive education session will provide GPs with the knowledge to apply best practice recommendations for the diagnostic work-up and classification of heart failure (HF), pharmacological management including guidance for up-titration to achieve target doses, non-pharmacological management of chronic HF and approach to managing comorbidities. Using case studies to highlight key practice points this session will increase GP’s confidence and knowledge to apply evidence-based recommendations from the Heart Foundation clinical guidelines for HF to optimise the care of patients in the community.
- Describe evidence-based recommendations for the diagnosis and classification of HF patients
- Explain the pharmacological management of patients with HFrEF including up-titration to achieve target doses.
- Summarise the non-pharmacological management of chronic HF and relevant comorbidities.